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SPEAKERS & MUSICIANS

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

AMI PARRINO

Ami Parrino is a Microbiologist and Advanced Cicerone with six years in the brewing industry. She is a beer judge and is Siebel Institute sensory trained. She offers classes on beer and food pairing and works with local breweries to curate their menu pairing options. She is in the process of writing a book on beer and food pairing culture around the world. In her free time she likes to travel and enjoys the hunt for good beer in far-away places.

SEMINAR: PAIRING CRAFT BEER & CUISINE

Look for signs at the event to join Ami and learn about perfectly pairing great craft beer and delicious cuisine for a spectacular taste experience.

This course is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Cicerone® Certification Program.

ALBERT RIVERA

Albert is a Fermentation Lab Technician in the Brew Science Lab at Florida International University. He is known for helping hundreds of students, and brewing thousands of gallons of beer each year. Albert combines his passion for teaching others, along with his passion for Fermentation to bring science of brewing to his students and his community.

SEMINAR: BREW SCIENCE

Look for signs at the event to join Albert as he teaches the science behind brewing your own craft beer and what makes each brewing process unique.

MEET OUR MUSICIANS

DJ LEXEY

Combining her classically tuned ear with modern day DJ-ing, Lexey plays as an open format DJ across different genres like Pop, Latin, Hip Hop, Reggae, House, 80’s, Funk & Soul and Rock.

Getting her start as a DJ in New York City in the early 2000’s, Lexey was inspired by the ever changing and diverse music and dance scene across the city. Digging through crates and growing her library and party rocking experience, she was invited to play across events in Europe, Asia, South America, and Caribbean. DJ Lexey continued to grow her knowledge of music with the world’s biggest brands, companies, and celebrities.

JON SAXX

Jon Saxx was voted Best Local Jazz Artist in South Florida by Miami New Times in 2008 and has performed with Najee, Montell Jordan, Howard Hewitt, and Monthly National Anthem Performances for the Miami Heat.

His musical inspiration, Mr. Wright, his saxophone teacher taught him to go beyond playing the music, to making the music a reality for himself and for his audience! Witnessing Jon Saxx in his element, whether or not his eyes are hidden under one of his trademark hats, or his fantasy 3 piece suits, you realize you’re watching a man possessed by the spirit of jazz that’s as natural as his own heartbeat.